Governor Doug Ducey Unveils Executive Budget

News Release

January 16, 2015

#ClassroomsFirst

Governor Doug Ducey Unveils Executive Budget

Plan Promotes Educational Excellence, Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Opportunity

PHOENIX – Governor Doug Ducey today released his proposed Executive Budget, a responsible and disciplined plan that closes the current state deficit and, by 2017, will eliminate the structural budget gap and set Arizona on the right path to financial solvency.

"The budget I released today promotes educational excellence, demands fiscal responsibility and advances economic opportunity," said Governor Ducey. "It prioritizes wisely, cutting back on bureaucracy while protecting our core functions – educating our students, supporting child safety and public safety, protecting our taxpayers and modernizing state government. As I promised in my State of the State, my budget offers the reality of spending discipline with decisions that are timely, real and permanent. This is something we can all get behind. Let's work together to get it done."

In addition to addressing job number one – balancing the budget – the governor's plan: leads with a Classrooms First Initiative, prioritizing funding for teachers and classroom instruction and ensuring maximum dollars are spent where learning happens – in the classroom; and promotes fiscal responsibility, reducing bureaucracy to prioritize and protect core services.

The complete Executive Budget can be viewed via the links below. 

executive_budget_summary.pdf (1.77 MB)

state_agency_budgets.pdf (5.64 MB)

state_funds_book.pdf (5.35 MB)

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